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At Benton Green Energy, we get a lot of questions from our customers about the benefits of crawlspace encapsulation. Many Greenville area homeowners want to know what the value is of this particular home upgrade, and if it's worth prioritizing over other improvements.
We wanted to take a moment to highlight the key benefits of repairing, sealing, and insulating the crawlspace — and why now might be the time to upgrade your crawlspace.
Improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Many crawlspaces here in Ohio have issues which invite excess humidity, mold, mildew, pollen, and other outside contaminants to enter. Due to stack effect — a phenomenon where air rises naturally due to pressure differences — these harmful contaminants have the potential to reach every corner your home. The problem becomes even worse if you have ductwork running through your crawlspace, giving allergens the opportunity to seep into your heating and cooling systems.
Crawlspace encapsulation improves indoor air quality by targeting moisture and mold issues in the crawlspace at the source. Through ensuring proper drainage and securing a pool-grade vapor barrier along the floor and walls, our building science experts transform the crawlspace into a clean and dry area that keeps outside vapor and pollutants out. Plus, with lower humidity levels throughout the home, mold and other biological contaminants are less likely to multiply.
If you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies, encapsulating your crawlspace is one of the best ways you can improve overall home health.
Get a High Return on Investment
Having a well sealed and insulated crawlspace may also offer a significant return on investment when it comes time to sell your home. Should you decide to sell your house in the future, you will be able to show that the house has protective measures against outside moisture and allergens. This will be especially attractive to prospective home buyers who suffer from allergies.
Of course, even if you don't choose to sell your home in the near future, you'll see ROI in terms of the immediate improvement in your indoor air quality. For families who suffer from allergy and asthma like symptoms, healthier IAQ is a priceless benefit.
Enjoy These Benefits & More with Crawlspace Encapsulation
While better indoor air quality and high return on investment are two of the most notable benefits we see in Upstate South Carolina homes with encapsulated crawlspaces, these aren't the only benefits.
If you battle cold floors or hard-to-heat rooms over the crawlspace every winter, you may be surprised by how crawlspace encapsulation helps to stabilize indoor temperatures. You may even see a difference on your energy bills by relying less on your heating and cooling systems to stay comfortable. Many homeowners in the Greenville, Greer, and Spartanburg areas also value crawlspace encapsulation for its ability to keep spiders, pests, and critters out of the home.